Jul 25, 2008

Hollywood's Best-Paid Actors by Forbes

According to the famous US business magazine Forbes, Will Smith was the highest-paid actor in the Hollywood last year. In all total, Will Smith made $80 million (£40m) between 1 June 2007 and 1 June 2008. It was obvious, as he gave some of the best blockbusters like I Am Legend, Hancock and The Pursuit of Happyness.

But Will Smith only ranked 21st on the value-for-money list, with a gross income return of $5.64 for every dollar spent on the big-budget superstar. Dodgeball star Vince Vaughn proved the best value for money, raking in $14.73 for every dollar he was paid. Johnny Depp stayed in second position with total $72million (£36m).

On the other hand, Cameron Diaz topped in the highest-paid Hollywood actress list by Forbes, with $50m (£25m) made during last year.

Here is the quick check list:

Top Highest-paid actors in Hollywood:
  • Will Smith - $80m (£40m)
  • Johnny Depp - $72m (£36m)
  • Eddie Murphy - $55m (£27.5m)
  • Mike Myers - $55m (£27.5m)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - $45m (£22.5m)

Top Highest-paid actress in Hollywood:
  • Cameron Diaz - $50m (£25m)
  • Keira Knightley - $32m (£16m)
  • Jennifer Aniston - $27m (£13.5m)
  • Reese Witherspoon - $25m (£12.5m)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow - $25m (£12.5m)


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